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We all have problems we are looking to solve. We know that there are solutions out there, but we struggle with this.

How do we find the solution, where does the nudge come from to help us take the next step, and start solving tough problems. The intention of this podcast is to help you find your catalyst and take that next step.

The Find My Catalyst Podcast is a weekly podcast with Catalyst Sale founder Mike Simmons. We discuss real stories with practical application, in the context of leadership, problem solving, decision making, thinking, goal setting and execution.

Other topics discussed include - Systems, Frameworks, Sales Strategy, Revenue Operations, Training, Onboarding, Sales Enablement, Organization Enablement, Workforce Development, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Find My Catalyst Podcast Mike Simmons

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We all have problems we are looking to solve. We know that there are solutions out there, but we struggle with this.

How do we find the solution, where does the nudge come from to help us take the next step, and start solving tough problems. The intention of this podcast is to help you find your catalyst and take that next step.

The Find My Catalyst Podcast is a weekly podcast with Catalyst Sale founder Mike Simmons. We discuss real stories with practical application, in the context of leadership, problem solving, decision making, thinking, goal setting and execution.

Other topics discussed include - Systems, Frameworks, Sales Strategy, Revenue Operations, Training, Onboarding, Sales Enablement, Organization Enablement, Workforce Development, Coaching, and Mentoring.

    Alignment, Accountability & Execution with Lee Benson

    Alignment, Accountability & Execution with Lee Benson

    Lee Benson is my Catalyst on this episode.
    With more than 25 years of experience as a CEO, Lee understands the challenging tensions that exist between putting people first while remaining focused on performance. 
    Over the past 25 years Lee has founded 7 companies with exits ranging from a few million dollars to well into 9 figures. He has worked with hundreds of leadership teams in companies ranging in size from 4 employees to over 40,000 employees (both for-profit and nonprofit).
    In this conversation we discuss the MIND Methodology, developed by Lee and his team to help organizations gain clarity, maintain focus, and not let process become prioritized over what's "Most Important".
    Connect with Lee
    Lee Benson on LinkedIn The ETW website Max Your MIN Interested in discussing how you can create clarity and focus inside your organization, improve alignment, and "maximize your MIN"? - contact Mike via LinkedIn or the Catalyst Sale website.
    Connect with Mike
    Mike Simmons Catalyst Sale

    • 48 min
    The Secret Society of Success with Tim Schurrer

    The Secret Society of Success with Tim Schurrer

    This week - my catalyst is Tim Schurrer
    Tim knows what it takes to build a winning team. He spent almost a decade of his career launching two brands— StoryBrand and Business Made Simple—as COO alongside New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller.
    Before that Tim worked at TOMS as well as Apple Inc. He is the host of the Build a Winning Team podcast, where he offers listeners actionable advice as he interviews some of the top leaders in business.
    Tim lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Katie, and their two kids.
    CONNECT WITH TIM
    http://SecretSocietyBook.com https://instagram.com/timschurrer/ http://linkedin.com/in/timschurrer/ https://twitter.com/timschurrer Listen to Tim's episode with Katie on the One Spark Solutions podcast - https://onespark.libsyn.com/discovering-the-secret-society-of-success-tim-schurrer This episode is brought to you by the Catalyst G.A.M.E Plan.
    Thank You  Please send listener questions and feedback to hello@catalystsale.com or contact us directly on twitter  or LinkedIn.
    You can learn more about Catalyst Sale, and the products and services we provide at www.catalystsale.com or www.findmycatalyst.com. 

    • 46 min
    Building Relationships, Coaching & Leadership with Kurt Hines

    Building Relationships, Coaching & Leadership with Kurt Hines

    In this episode, Mike is joined by Coach Kurt Hines. If you are a coach, an athlete, a parent, a teacher or a leader, this episode is a must listen. 
    Key Takeaways:
    The process of building a successful team is a living, breathing organism. My passion for coaching is empowering as many people as I can. People want to know that they make a difference, that they would be missed if they didn’t show up. Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us. A huge key to success is loving your life. Be where your feet are. Find people that are passionate about life and spend time with them. Growth is painful but necessary. The world is overpopulated with people who are self proclaimed experts. There aren’t enough people who are passionate. We need more humble leaders.  We are all leaders. The questions are, who are we leading and where are we leading them? It’s our job as coaches to selflessly serve others. Getting players to know their worth as people gets me fired up. Sports build character when coaches intentionally teach and model character. Leaders have to model accountability as a blessing and an opportunity to grow. The way to build relationships is to spend time with people -don’t over complicate it. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Share moments with people.  We miss so much of life by looking ahead.  Links:
    Coach Kurt Hines on Twitter Coach Kurt Hines on Instagram Coach Kurt Hines on TikTok CoachKurtHines.com Work With Catalyst Sale:
    Listen to our free resource (this podcast) and then put the action items into practice. Share your work with us via Twitter or hello@catalystsale.com Invest in a Catalyst Sale course - self directed. Find our courses here  Hire us as a consultant/advisor within your team or organization  Thank You  Please send listener questions and feedback to hello@catalystsale.com or contact us directly on twitter  or LinkedIn.
    You can learn more about Catalyst Sale, and the products and services we provide at www.catalystsale.com or www.findmycatalyst.com. 
    Follow our social channels:
    Catalyst Sale Instagram Catalyst Sale LinkedIn Catalyst Sale Twitter Find My Catalyst Instagram  

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Show Me You Know Me & Getting Better at Copywriting with Sam McKenna

    Show Me You Know Me & Getting Better at Copywriting with Sam McKenna

    Samantha McKenna joins me this week on the podcast. We talk about Sam's trademark - Show Me You Know Me™, authenticity, trust, transparency, being yourself, copywriting, and why 85% of copy should be written by someone else.
    Check out Sam and her team at SamSales.  Connect with Sam on LinkedIn See the #samshorts here You can make an impact through helping others.
    This episode is brought to you by the Catalyst G.A.M.E Plan.

    • 41 min
    Networking, Funding, Building, and Making an Impact with Greg Head - 286

    Networking, Funding, Building, and Making an Impact with Greg Head - 286

    Greg Head joins me this week on the podcast. We talk about connecting people, building networks, building business, and making an impact.
    There are people who can help you address the acute problem you are working through. 
    Greg's List - Phoenix
    Greg's List - Dallas
    Dallas Software Podcast
    GregHead.com
    PracticalFounders.com
    Greg on LinkedIn
    You can make an impact through helping others.
    This episode is brought to you by the Catalyst G.A.M.E Plan.

    • 58 min
    Sell Without Selling Out with Andy Paul

    Sell Without Selling Out with Andy Paul

    In this episode of The Find My Catalyst Podcast, Mike is joined by Andy Paul. They discuss Andy’s most recent book, Sell Without Selling Out.
    Key Takeaways:
    The average tenure of a CRO is roughly 1 year. Intellectual Humility = acknowledging, “I don’t know everything.” Our job as sellers is to go out and listen to the buyer. Sales cycles will shorten if you focus on the buyer. Sales is about compelling, not convincing. Humans react badly to being persuaded, we resist it. Make sales work for you by emphasizing what you are good at. Selling is a creative thing. As a leader, help people develop their unique selling methodology. Give generously to understand. Give in a way that helps the buyer achieve what is important to them. If we help the buyer get the things that are important to them, we get the things that are important to us. How to start finding your own way: Document the parts of the job that you enjoy. Document your weaknesses Experiment Show Links:
    Andypaul.com Andy on LinkedIn Thank You  Please send listener questions and feedback to podcast@catalystsale.com or contact us directly on twitter  or LinkedIn.
    This podcast is brought to you by the G.A.M.E. Plan. Learn more here.

    • 38 min

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